"FIND MY FAMILY" HELPS ONE DAUGHTER FIND THE MOTHER SHE BELIEVED ABANDONED HER AS A BABY AND ANOTHER DAUGHTER SEARCH FOR HER BIOLOGICAL FAMILY
"Spencer & Curtis" -- First, with the help of the "Find My Family" team, one daughter tracks down her biological family and eventually discovers something, and someone, she never could have imagined. Then our search team helps another daughter find the mother she believed abandoned her as a baby, on "Find My Family," MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Our first story begins in San Antonio, TX, with Kari Spencer, her husband, Dean, and their two little boys. For years Kari's adopted parents tried to conceive before finally deciding to adopt; they adopted her when she was just 11 days old. Unbeknownst to them, they were actually pregnant with Kari's sister, who was born just eight months later. Kari never doubted she was loved, but constantly struggled with acceptance issues. After 38 years of feeling like an outsider, she decided to seek out her birth parents to get answers to a multitude of questions that had plagued her for years. Her individual search uncovered devastating records, revealing that her birth mother had apparently abandoned her. With little else to go on, will the "Find My Family" investigative team be able to track down her birth parents so that Kari can find the closure she needs to start a new chapter in her life?
Next the "Find My Family" team travels to Asotin, WA to meet 36-year-old Jennifer Curtis, her fiance, Brett, and her two children. Having always known she was adopted, Jennifer has been searching for her biological family since she was 14. All she knows is that her birth mother was 16 when Jennifer was born, and that her birth mother's neighbor adopted Jennifer right away. The neighbor had four children, all boys, and desperately wanted to add a girl to the mix. Jennifer also knows that she has an older brother who was given up for adoption as well. Throughout her years of searching, Jennifer even hired a private investigator, but even with the added help it has been one dead end after another. Now it's up to Tim, Lisa and our search team to help Jennifer find her family � and what they discover will change Jennifer's life forever.
Each episode of "Find My Family" is a one-hour, self-contained show full of moving moments and tears of joy, when mothers, fathers, daughters and sons who lost touch for decades are reunited. The show will begin with the emotional back stories of two different families in search of lost relatives. With minimal information, the "Find My Family" team will begin the difficult and frustrating process of sifting through archives and tracking down records until they uncover the missing links. Then Lisa Joyner will reach out to the newly-found family members and let them know that someone from their biological family has been looking for them. Tim Green will narrate each story as it unfolds and meet with the people who originated the search. The in-person reunions will take place at the "Family Tree."A follow-up with each family will conclude each episode.
Tom Forman ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Kid Nation"), Julie Laughlin-Jones ("Shear Genius," "Fat March," "Extreme Makeover"), Chris Coelen ("Wife Swap," "Don't Forget the Lyrics," "How to Look Good Naked") and Tony Yates ("Shaq's Big Challenge," "Supernanny," "Project Greenlight") are executive producers. "Find My Family" is produced by RelativityReal and RDF USA. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.